I will not leave you: A Transfiguration Sermon on 2 Kings 2: 1-12

"I do not understand the whirlwind or the chariots or the parting of the Jordan, but I know it’s true. Not everything that is real can be explained. And awe is a faithful response to the presence of God. "

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We Live Tight: A Sermon for Cities

God decides to give this ministry of reconciliation to a people who can’t reconcile over snow parking space savers? We who live in cities have been entrusted with ministry of reconciliation, not in the abstract, but with our particular neighbors.

The other Good Samaritan

The other Good Samaritan: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2015 Friday January 24, 2015 Assumption College, Worcester Sunday January 25, 2015 Union Baptist Church, New Bedford  John 4: 1-42 It happens now every time I see him. I have a wonderful, kind, and wise colleague. We don’t see one another often, but every time I…Read more The other Good Samaritan

Remembering Mayor Tom Menino, urban theologian

Remembering Mayor Tom Menino, urban theologian Boston’s Mayor Tom Menino, now of blessed memory, was a religiously complex man. He grappled publicly with his tradition even as he was informed by it. He was a devout Roman Catholic who occasionally argued loudly and publicly with the leadership of his church. As the Washington Post recounted, "A Catholic in…Read more Remembering Mayor Tom Menino, urban theologian

Which Boston is #BostonStrong?

Silence and stillness are my reminders of the Boston Marathon bombing and aftermath. From the first train in the early morning to the last train at 12:30am, I can both hear and feel the rumble of the subway line from my apartment. The slight rattle of the dishes, the hum under my feet are the regular…Read more Which Boston is #BostonStrong?

Bruce Springsteen as storyteller #TheologyOfBruce

     These are my notes from a March 8, 2014 workshop at the "UnQuiet Day" on "Bruce Springsteen: Prophet of Hope" with Bishop Douglas Fisher, Episcopal Diocese of Western MA, and Canon Rich Simpson. More information about the UnQuiet Day is here: http://www.diocesewma.org/unquietday/ Rich's excellent sermon is here:  http://rmsimpson.blogspot.com/2014/03/meet-me-out-in-street-bruce-springsteen.html You can see some of the tweets…Read more Bruce Springsteen as storyteller #TheologyOfBruce

Behold, the Majorette of Midtown: A Sermon for Advent

Sunday December 8, 2013- Advent 2A, St Mark's Church in Southborough MA Matthew 3:1-12 1 In those days John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming, 2 "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near." 3 This is the one of whom the prophet Isaiah spoke when he said, "The voice of…Read more Behold, the Majorette of Midtown: A Sermon for Advent